(PHOTO: Nepean Wildcats Peewee AA Champions. Front row: Cameron Thomas and Hillary Sterling. Second Row: Aislyn Blakely, Emma Eryou, Ellie Brown, Gabi Curkovic, Ashley Monds, Caroline Alexander, Elle Spencer, Jamie Aspropotamitis, Dawn Carle (trainer) Back Row: Jamie Monds (asst coach), Eliot Spencer (head coach), Meg Redmond, Delaney Johnston, Amy Hradecky, Mackenzie Audet, Jackie Kuhn, Peyton Carle, Justin Thomas (asst coach) and Ian Sterling (asst coach).)
The Nepean Wildcats Peewee AA Hockey team started the New Year off with a bang, winning a gold medal in their division at the Bell Capital Cup.
Jamie Aspropotamitis, Elle Spencer, Hillary Sterling and Cameron Thomas were four Stittsville-area girls that played on the winning team.
The girls faced tough competition over the three-day tourney with scores of 4-0, 0-0, 1-0, 2-1. This brought them to the tournament finals played at the Canadian Tire Centre, home of the Ottawa Senators.
The girls have been in this position before. Two years prior, they took home the silver medal in Atom AA. With this fresh in their minds they took to the ice New Year’s Day for their game versus Stoney Creek wanting more!
This close-knit group have been teammates since Novice – they knew what they had to do and delivered! In front of family and friends they celebrated a decisive 3-0 win.
Wildcats Team Captain Hillary Sterling was awarded the top scorer of the tournament, and goalie Cameron Thomas was awarded the first star in the final game. She allowed only one goal over 5 games. Congrats girls!
Gold Medals aren’t really made of gold. They are made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called GUTS!